Mar 16, 2017

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. The swift approval of projects that had languished for years ...

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

Feb 6, 2017

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy snow, ...

Pakistan tests new nuclear-capable, multiple-warhead ballistic missile

Jan 25, 2017

Pakistan tests new nuclear-capable, multiple-warhead ballistic missile

Pakistan on Tuesday tested a missile capable of delivering multiple warheads to a target up to 2,200 km away, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry, in a press statement, said the surface-to-surface Ababeel missile also "has the capability to engage multiple targets with high precision, ...